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Restoration Crew Member - Nevada Conservation Corps (Spring)

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Openings

4 currently recruiting

Service Dates

February 18, 2019 - May 17, 2019

Application Window

December 3, 2018 - February 11, 2019

Location

  • Las Vegas, NV

Contact Information

Sarah Mendoza
smendoza@thegreatbasininstitute.org

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Description

The Service Experience:
Spend a season or more working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural resources and heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and many other federal and state agencies. Learn firsthand from federal employees and specialists about natural resource and conservation careers. Projects may include invasive species removal, native species plantings, plant nursery work, desert clean-ups, and habitat restoration.

Essential Duties:
• Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water;
• Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service;
• Communicating effectively with crew members, crew leaders, NCC staff and agency project staff;
• Complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC
administration, crew supervisors and project partners;
• Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment;
• Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members;
• Participating in in-field education sessions;
• Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%;
• Lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally.

Compensation and Benefits:
This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living stipend dependent on their length of service. The living stipend is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. The stipend is paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award also dependent on the length of service that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.

•3-Month (450 hour) AmeriCorps service term: $4,400 living stipend (approximately $700 every two weeks before taxes)

Education Award:
Upon successful completion of your term you will be given access to your Segal Education award which can be used for Title IV university/college tuition or to pay for federal student loans. The education award is only considered taxable income on the day you use the award.

Education Award amounts are dependent on the length of your term:

• 3-Month (450 hour) AmeriCorps service term: $1,566.14

Per Diem:
For every day you work in the field with us you will receive $7.25. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $58.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team.

Job Qualifications:
•Must maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service.
•Be able to communicate effectively with members, crew leaders, NCC staff, and project partners.
•Possess the willingness and ability to work and camp up to seven nights in a row, in a wilderness setting, in all weather conditions, without formal restroom facilities or running water.
•Be able to lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally
•Be at least 17 years of age
•Be a US citizen
•Must possess a high school diploma or GED
•Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards).*
•All position offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

The Service Experience:
Spend a season or more working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural resources and heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and many other federal and state agencies. Learn firsthand from federal employees and specialists about natural resource and conservation careers. Projects may include invasive species removal, native species plantings, plant nursery work, desert clean-ups, and habitat restoration.

Essential Duties:
• Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water;
• Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service;
• Communicating effectively with crew members, crew leaders, NCC staff and agency project staff;
• Complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC
administration, crew supervisors and project partners;
• Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment;
• Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members;
• Participating in in-field education sessions;
• Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%;
• Lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally.

Compensation and Benefits:
This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living stipend dependent on their length of service. The living stipend is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. The stipend is paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award also dependent on the length of service that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.

•3-Month (450 hour) AmeriCorps service term: $4,400 living stipend (approximately $700 every two weeks before taxes)

Education Award:
Upon successful completion of your term you will be given access to your Segal Education award which can be used for Title IV university/college tuition or to pay for federal student loans. The education award is only considered taxable income on the day you use the award.

Education Award amounts are dependent on the length of your term:

• 3-Month (450 hour) AmeriCorps service term: $1,566.14

Per Diem:
For every day you work in the field with us you will receive $7.25. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $58.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team.

Job Qualifications:
•Must maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service.
•Be able to communicate effectively with members, crew leaders, NCC staff, and project partners.
•Possess the willingness and ability to work and camp up to seven nights in a row, in a wilderness setting, in all weather conditions, without formal restroom facilities or running water.
•Be able to lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally
•Be at least 17 years of age
•Be a US citizen
•Must possess a high school diploma or GED
•Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards).*
•All position offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.
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Living Allowance

$1400 - $1400 monthly

Benefits

College Credit, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Members are also compensated by gaining valuable field work experience, professional development and practical trainings and certifications: • First Aid and CPR. • Leave No Trace. Optional Training & Education we will provide include: • Defensive Driving Certification • Off-Road Driving Class • Resume Building Workshop • Interview Skills Workshop • Native Plant Identification • Invasive Plant Identification • GPS Unit Training • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Other Benefits: • Interest Accrual Repayment: • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility:

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Environment

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural, Suburban, Wilderness

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Outdoor

Placement

Team Placement

Service Setting

Federal Government Agency, Local Government Agency, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Sarah Mendoza
smendoza@thegreatbasininstitute.org

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